Author Callie Feyen’s only advice for understanding poetry is to compare it to a middle school group chat conversation gone awry.
Poetry instructor Karen Rippstein says journaling is an easy way to begin writing poetry.
Author Callie Feyen looks to explain twenty years of marriage as a mysterious – albeit lovely – poem.
What poems bring light to the darkening days of winter? In this week’s poetry prompt Callie Feyen guides us down the gray highway to find beauty.
Charlotte Donlon explores use of the second person narrative voice through the work of Claudia Rankine— and helps writers discover something surprising that’s within their power to do.
Callie Feyen believed she’d lost the poetry of teaching, but Megan Willome showed her that poetry (and teaching) hadn’t lost *her.*
Is there something you remember that you wish you could return to? Join Callie Feyen in stirring your memories of lost things you wish you could find again—and put them in a poem!
A good rule for writing true is, start with what bothers you. But what do we do when what bothers us is too much to figure into a story? How about making a list?
Looking for ways to tap into your memories and turn them into stories or poems? Try heart mapping, a creative exercise in exploring what you hold close.
Join Callie Feyen as she confesses why Halloween is a favorite holiday, and also, that she hopes to never grow too old for its make believing.
What’s the difference between mystery and fear? Join Callie Feyen as she discusses trying to create mystery poems from what makes us afraid.
In the latest Read Like a Writer column, Charlotte Donlon explores the use of personification technique to bring words to life.
Writer Callie Feyen takes advice from poet Tania Runyan and instead of describing, she invites the reader into a memory of a fall day.
A new name for an old tradition takes author Callie Feyen on a trip down memory lane, and she finds herself at home on a rainy fall evening. Come home, too, with your own poems!
October, as fresh and beautiful as it is, lends itself to cliche. This week, try an “As In” poem to see and describe October, fall, and foliage in a new way.
How many ways are there to listen? How many ways are there to learn math? Can you write the instructions in the form of a haiku?
What poetry hides in your name? Join Callie Feyen for poetry prompts that have to do with the letters that make up you!
Let’s take a look at the alphabet and see what creatures crawl and spring from letters we know so well. Then, it’s time to write letter poems!
Charlotte Donlon invites us to “read like a writer,” discovering both a rich past and an immediate present in the present tense writing of Mary Oliver’s “Upstream.”
Callie Feyen tells a touching and inspiring story about one daughter who sings her way to amazingness. Come sing your way, too, through writing a memory of something you learned with passion.